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by Scott Donnelly
Wed, 04/24/2019 - 12:55

Greetings ChemEd Xchange Community:

My name is Scott Donnelly, editor for the Two Year College (TYC) component of ChemEd Xchange. This is my first of what likely will be many contributions over the coming years. Since this is my inaugural post as the TYC editor perhaps I should let you all know a bit about myself and my educational philosophy.

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by Stephen Wright
Sat, 04/20/2019 - 17:09

In honor of the International Year of the Periodic Table: A familiarity with the chemistry of some of the elements more commonly encountered in everyday life is a valuable learning experience for all students. Nitrogen is the third in this series of elements to be discussed as part of the Element of the Month program. #IYPT

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by Erica K. Jacobsen
Mon, 04/15/2019 - 17:50

Erica Jacobsen shares highlights from the April 2019 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education.

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by Andrea Amato
Mon, 04/15/2019 - 17:15

Biosorption is a method that can be used for the removal of pollutants from wastewater, especially those that are not easily biodegradable. This experiment uses citrus fruit peels as part of a iodometric titration to conduct a wastewater treatment binding copper.

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by Mary Saecker
Wed, 04/10/2019 - 13:15

Producing Tomorrow’s Adaptable Chemist

The April 2019 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: Machine Learning; Revised International System of Units; Examining Chemical Information Literacy; Flipped Teaching; Chemistry and Business; Learning about Safety; Researched-Based Courses; Effective Teaching Resources; Learning through Play; Exploring Water Treatment; Green Chemistry Laboratories; Experiments with NMR Spectroscopy; Investigating Kinetics; Computer-Based Experiences; From the Archive: Chemists Celebrate Earth Week 2019—Take Note: The Chemistry of Paper.

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by Glenn Lo
Wed, 03/20/2019 - 11:36

In our freshman Chemistry laboratory course at Nicholls State University, tutorials (with embedded quizzes) are used as pre-lab assignments. The text and graphical information provide a sufficient basis to answer all the questions, but YouTube videos are embedded for students who may need additional help. The tutorials could be easily adapted for flipped instruction in high school and college lecture courses.

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by Jenelle Ball
Sun, 03/17/2019 - 14:57

Jenelle Ball, the immediate past chair of AACT, shares some current events and visions  related to ACCT. This is the first of what we hope will be a series of informal articles highlighting the benifits of joining AACT. 

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by Stephen Wright
Sat, 03/16/2019 - 23:00

In honor of the International Year of the Periodic Table: A familiarity with the chemistry of some of the elements more commonly encountered in everyday life is a valuable learning experience for all students. Oxygen is the second in this series of elements to be discussed as part of the Element of the Month program. #IYPT

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by Erica K. Jacobsen
Fri, 03/15/2019 - 23:16

Erica Jacobsen shares highlights from the March 2019 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education.

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by Mary Saecker
Fri, 03/08/2019 - 13:58

Supporting the Growth and Impact of Chemical Education

The March 2019 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: nanochemistry; supporting the growth and impact of chemical education research; using technology to enhance student experience and understanding; promoting student engagement; teaching with models; exploring kinetics; experimenting with innovative labs.

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